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        The Town and the City

      Harcourt Brace 1950 - New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950: First Edition, First Printing. In original dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact. A nice copy overall, in Very Good condition, in a Good dust jacket. Front free end paper has a small label remnant. Previous owner details in ink to half title page. Red cloth is clean; gilt lightly dulled; bumped corners and light wear at the spine ends. The dust jacket shows rubbing, creasing, chipping with loss to spine ends and corners, as well as a few closed tears and tape repairs made from the verso. A first edition of Jack Kerouac's first published book, published under the name John Kerouac. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Town and The City

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1950 - The book is very clean and bright, with one corner showing the slightest crease. The jacket is complete with no chipping but there is some rubbing to both spine ends and a horizontal crease at the top of the front panel. A very clean, bright and pleasing copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        The Watchful Gods and Other Stories

      New York: Random House,, 1950. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in gold and white, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed at corners, loss of gilt to the spine, which is slightly tanned, top-stain faded, contents very faintly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with tanned spine panel. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Margaret McKearney ?- with every best wish ?- Walter V. T. Clark".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE WATCHFUL GODS: and Other Stories

      New York:: Random House. (1950). First edition. SIGNED, "Walter T. Clark/Carson City, Nevada/January 1951." Clark's only collection of short stories. Very fine in bright and fine dust jacket with the barest of wear. A beautiful copy, and scarce signed.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Mon petit Trott.

      Eliane Norberg, Paris 1950 - LICHTENBERGER ( A. ) et BOUTET ( J. ).Mon petit Trott.Eliane Norberg. Paris. 1950.2 volumes petit in-4 en feuilles sous couvertures rempliées, chemises et étuis de l'éditeur. 66 cuivres originaux, dans le texte et à pleine page de J. BOUTET. Tirage limité à 252 exemplaires numérotés. Exemplaire n° 5, un des 11 premiers sur vélin d' Arches à la forme enrichi - d'un cuivre non barré - de 2 dessins originaux signés au format de l'ouvrage - d'une suite sur japon impérial des premiers états - d'une suite sur japon impérial des états définitifs. Parfait état. papiers. grands modernes. illustrés

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        Local Color

      William Heinemann, London 1950 - First English edition. Fine in near very good original unprinted glassine dustwrapper with chipping on the spine. One of 200 numbered copies. Illustrated with photographs by Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hoynigen-Huene, and others. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        SPAZIO Rassegna mensile delle arti e dell'architettura. Diretta da L. Moretti.

      Roma, Spazio, 1950-1953. In-4, bross. orig. (fascicoli 1, 4 e 7, con tracce d?'uso e piccole manc. ai dorsi) e cartoncino blu moderno (fascicoli 2, 3, 5 e 6), ca. 100 pp. cad., con numerosissime illustrazioni in b.n. e a colori nel testo e tavole fuori testo. Di questa importante rivista mensile offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 7 fascicoli, dal luglio 1950 (Anno I, n. 1) al dicembre 1952/aprile 1953 (Anno IV, n. 7), con le belle copertine a colori di A. Canevari, L. Moretti, G. Severini e C. Conrad. Il n. 4 e' un numero speciale dedicato all'?"arte astratta?" con testi di Argan, Canevari, Dorazio, Severini e altri. Fra i collaboratori della rivista: Bloc, Cereghini, Fasolo, Kokoschka, Pica, Severini, Soffici, Sironi e altri - Progetti e opere di: Albini, Baldessari, Bottoni, Fasolo, Figus, Kahn, Libera, Nervi, Sottsas e altri. Cfr. Astrattismi (1993), pag. 12 e n. 173. Testo in buono stato (text in good condition).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Survival: The Salvage and Protection of Art in War -by James J Rorimer ( Basis for Matt Damon as James Granger in "The Monuments Men " movie)

      N.Y.: Abelard Press, 1950, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 1950, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good price Clipped, First Edition, Illustrated By: Text Cover----------hard cover, a solid Very Good copy, dustiness to upper edge of the text block, paper clip mark on half title page, gutters look like they have been reinforced with glue (this book is prone to having cracked gutters), small nick on front endpaper upper edge, --- in a solid Good price clipped dustjacket, closed tear on the spine, some edge wear and chipping, sunning to the spine, overall this looks quite nice especially with the jacket in a new hi-quality mylar protector, quite scarce, 291 pages, b&w photos, ---RORIMER was a loose basis for the James Granger character played by Matt Damon in the Goerge Clooney movie THE MONUMENTS MEN, ---contents include: Foreword; Normandy; Palace and Castle Company; Art Underground; Rosenberg Repositories; Berchtesgaden: The Goering ( Hermann ) Story; Restitution; Education Begins at Home --- APPENDIXES: International Law; Nazi Laws and Their Interpretation Einsatzstab Reichleiter Rosenberg ( ERR ); Summary of the Cultural Objects in the Kochendorf Salt Mine; Summary of the Cultural Objects in the heilbronn Salt Mine; List of MFA a A Personnel - Seventh Army , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        HELENA A Novel

      Chapman & Hall. London. 1950. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5.1 inches). A fine copy finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco, spine with raised bands, lettered, ruled and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edge gilt. A Fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Le dur désir de durer

      Paris: éditions Bordas, 1950 - 4° - 49pp - Color & b/w reproductions. Second edition (the first edition was published in 1946)in 1015 numbered copies. With the original glassine wrappers (slightly repaired). Very good condition [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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        Constructing a Play

      New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc.. 1950. First. First edition. Foreword by Tennessee Williams. Near fine in near fine dustwrapper with light edgewear to the top edge. A very uncommon title, written by the Director of the University Theatre of the University of Alabama. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Broadside]: First Class Citizenship Benefits You - Your Children - and Your Community

      [No place]: N.A.A.C.P.. [circa 1950]. Partially printed large illustrated broadside. Approximately 22" x 21". Illustrated with a diverse-looking group of African-Americans. Slightly irregular folds, small tears and tack holes at the extremities, very good. A broadside sign-up sheet for African-American parishes (hand-filled out for Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church in Arlington, Virginia) with the signers pledging to pay their poll taxes, register to vote, vote in every election, and join the N.A.A.C.P. The names of 39 parishioners have been filled in by the same hand. Undated, but the first name is that of Rev. Michael Kanda, who headed the Church from 1948-1952. Virginia's poll tax was instituted in 1902 and immediately resulted in about 80% of African-Americans being removed from the rolls. It was rendered invalid by the Voting Rights Act of 1964. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Farmer Giles of Ham, The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom, 1st US Edition 1st Impression with Original Dustjacket, Signed By Illustrator Pauline Baynes

      Riverside Press Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin, 1950. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Pauline Baynes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Farmer Giles of Ham, The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is his second major published work, preceded only by the Hobbit. Published in 1950, printed in Great Britain, this is the 1st impression of the 1st Edition, published by Houghton Mifflin. A Very Good Plus book, signed to the title page by the Illustrator, Pauline Diana Baynes. This was her first commission for Tolkien, who famously said of her Farmer Giles work, that it had "reduced {his} text to a commentary on her drawings". The covers are clean with a moisture mark to the front lower board reaching the lower spine area. The corners are a little bruised with a minor amount of wrinkling and color loss to the dustjacket. The book has a tight binding, with no names or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted. Some light fading to the spine of the dustjacket, with original dustjacket being price clipped to both front and rear flap. Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, showing a little edgewear, mainly to the top of the spine. The blue and orange colors are bright and clean, no spots or soiling. Textblock is clean and tight, without any foxing, no names or writing, other than the illustrator's signature to the title page. Features two color plates by Pauline Baynes, as well as being illustrated on almost every page with her line drawings. Highly collectable in this signed state, this is a lovely copy for any Tolkien fans collection. Housed in a custom leather slipcase, featuring Tolkien's line drawing of Chrysophylax, gilt stamped to front and the JRRT Monogram to the rear. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        I, Robot

      DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, NEW YORK 1950 - General wear and rubbed cover. Tight binding. Bookplate on front free endcover. No markings. Few tears on dust jacket. Small creased on dust jacket spine. Dust jacket price $3.50. Foxing on front and back free endpage. DATE PUBLISHED: 1950 EDITION: FIRST ED 218 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        La vouivre.

      Pierre Bricage 1950 - - Pierre Bricage, Paris 1950, 25x33cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrée de 56 bois gravés originaux de Jean Chièze, un des 20 exemplaires lettrés réservés aux collaborateurs, le nôtre imprimé sur Marais pur fil. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à sa fille Colette et à son gendre Raymond Magne. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Iconographia insectorum Japonicorum. Editio secunda, reformata. (AND) Index.

      . Tokyo, Hokuryukan, 1950. Two parts in two. Thick 8vo. 1,738 pp., 15 full colour plates, two tables, numerous text figures. Publisher's half calf over linen boards. Title in silver on spine (the main work); 8vo. 203, 14 pp. of text and two with figures. Publisher's blind-stamped limp linen with gilt title on front cover and spine (the index volume).* The very rare index included. Important guide to the insects of Japan in Japanese with Latin nomenclature and each species illustrated. Fifty entomologists prepared the descriptions of the different groups and species. Published in a numbered edition, of which this is #2996. Inner hinges reinforced. A very good copy complemented by the very rare index, published separately, also in Latin and Japanese, and including a chapter with additions and corrections (in Japanese). The index has no date in arabic numerals. A very good clean set..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1950. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. A gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled and lightly spotted to the edges of the contents. An excellent copy in the jacket with a few minor nicks. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Christian Behavior

      Macmillan & Co., 1950, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Signed by C.S. LewisSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, This is an uncommon book; C. S. Lewis' is a rare autograph, indeed!, Book

      [Bookseller: brooklyn books]
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        Poster for the exhibition Sculpture-Art Graphique.

      Paris: Galerie Maeght. 1950 - Lithographic poster. 76 x 51 cm. 30 x 20 inches. Apparently a second printing on larger format paper with the lithographed signature lower right. Mourlot, 92. Corredor-Matheos,5. Marginal tears and pinholes.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Tapis tunisiens (4 volumes)

      Horizons de France, Paris, 1950-1957, Portfolio, Book Condition: Very Good-; 8 x 11.5 (29 cm) three-tied cardboard Portfolios with impression of title page on top board in Very Good condition. Minor spotting. Splitting to hinges.Illustrated by 15 color plates 405 black and white; I. "Kairouan" et imitations. Nouvelle ?d. revue et compl?t?e, 1955 (original ed. 1937). 68, [3] p., A-C, CXXV collotypes (4 of them hand colored), 27 in-text figures - II. Tapis b?douins ? haute laine. 1950. [3]-26, [1] p., LXX collotypes (4 of them hand colored), 7 in-text figures - III. Tissus d?cor?s de Gafsa et imitations. 1953. 68, [3] p., LXVIII collotypes (3 of them hand-colored), 24 in-text figures - IV. Tissus ras d?cor?s de Kairouan, du Sahel et du Sud tunisien. 1957. [3]-91, [2] p., CXXVIII, CXXVIII bis, CXXIX-CXLIX, CXLIX bis, CL-CLIV collotypes (4 of them hand colored), 50 in-text figures. At head of title, I-III: Protectorat fran?ais, Gouvernement tunisien, Direction de l'instruction publique et des beaux-arts. IV: Royaume de Tunis, Gouvernement tunisien, Minist?re de l'?conomie nationale. All parts in cardboard portfolios with impression of title page on top board. [GWO 1912-1915, CSROT t2519, CRES 1198].; 12; [1098] pp.

      [Bookseller: RugBooks]
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        [Collection of 20 Designs for Curtains and Window Treatments]

      N.p., n.d [ca. 1950?]. (INTERIOR DECORATION) Approximately 15-3/4 x 10 inches each. Watercolor on paper. Very good (a few with cello-tape residue on verso) . Finely executed conceptual drawings in watercolor for contemporary and period curtains and window draperies

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        La nuit du rose-hôtel.

      Gallimard 1950 - - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux et très bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à (André) Rolland de Renéville : ". (Pour R. de R.) Sur le tapis de la laine usagée, le boa constrictor, de huit mètres de long, tout écaillé d'argent, ceinture intimement le lion chevelu de l'Atlas aux yeux songeurs." Mors légèrement frottés comportant une déchirure recollée en pied, deux taches claires sur la première garde, légères traces de frottements sur le premier plat. Préface de André Breton. Les envois autographes de Maurice Fourré sont rares. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de André Rolland de Renéville. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        I Ching or Book of Changes Two Volume Slipcased Set

      New York: Pantheon Books The Bollingen Series XIX., 1950, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very GoodSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, I Ching or Book of Changes Two Volume Slipcased Set. black cloth stamped with gilt titling to spine, gilt rules and decoration. Very good condition overall. Volume 1 is missing the Dust Jacket, grey dust jacket on Volume two is very good with some wear to edges.Third Printing Nov. 1955. Fold out Key Chart in Vol 1. The Black Slip case is in very good condition, also good and strong... there is some rubbing to the edges. Volume 1 is the text and volume 2 the commentaries. Volume 1 has notes on the free end and paste down that completely fill those 2 pages, mostly in Pencil but some blue pen, doesn't appear to have any other notes or marks in the books. Both volumes have a personal Library card pocket in the back of each book. Overall a nice set for this rare edition! CAME FROM THE ESTATE SALE OF A SMOKER!

      [Bookseller: Leslivresthebooks.com]
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        My Stocking

      [New York]: Harper and Brothers. (1950). First. First edition. Small size (approximately 4" x 3"). Canvas bound printed paper over thick card. Fine. A "Riffle" or flip book of Santa Claus filling up a Christmas stocking, but which has the unfortunate and presumably inadvertent effect of making it look like Santa is abusing himself. This might account for the scarcity of the book. OCLC locates only two copies, at the Detroit Public Library and National Library of Scotland. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Local Color

      London: William Heinemann. (1950). First. First English edition. Illustrated with photographs by Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hoynigen-Huene, and others. Crown is quite bumped, thus good only in about very good original unprinted glassine dustwrapper with chipping on the spine. One of 200 numbered copies. Although not called for, this copy is Signed by the auithor. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE NUREMBERG CHRONICLE, A PICTORIAL WORLD HISTORY FROM THE CREATION TO 1493. A Monograph by Ellen Shaffer. With a Leaf from the Pirated Augsburg Latin Edition of 1497

      Printed at the Plantin Press for Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles 1950 - Brings together all the information available on the making of this extradordiary book, done only 50 years after the invention of printing. Folio volume in teal blue pictorial cloth stamped and lettered in red. The endpapers reproduce the map from the Nuremberg Chronicle. With an ORIGINAL LEAF from the 1497 edition of the Chronicle. A Limited Edition of 300 copies printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press. SPECIAL PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: "For--, a discriminating booklover in whose library I'm very proud to have this, my one and only book. Ellen Shaffer June 16, 1950." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS]
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        Original-Ölgemälde: „Britische Fregatten auf hoher See"

      Um 1950. - 12000 Neuer, sehr schöner mehrfarbiger Rahmen, der auf das Gemälde abgestimmt ist. Das Gemälde – von einem kleinen Kratzer abgesehen - in sehr gutem Originalzustand. Der Rahmen neuwertig. Stimmungsvolles, historisches Seestück. Sehr repräsentativ. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats. Original-Ölgemälde: „Britische Fregatten auf hoher See". Öl auf Platte, Format: 19,5 x 40 cm (Rahmenmaß: 34,5 x 55 cm). Signiert: Hardy (Vorname nicht eindeutig lesbar). Nicht datiert. Das Bild zeigt eine historische Szene (drei britische Kriegsfregatten auf hoher See, um 1800, wahrscheinlich Szene aus dem Seekrieg gegen Frankreich).

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        Survival: The Salvage and Protection of Art in War -by James J Rorimer ( Basis for Matt Damon as James Granger in "The Monuments Men " movie)

      N.Y.: Abelard Press, 1950, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 1950. ----------hard cover, a solid Very Good copy, dustiness to upper edge of the text block, paper clip mark on half title page, gutters look like they have been reinforced with glue (this book is prone to having cracked gutters), small nick on front endpaper upper edge, --- in a solid Good price clipped dustjacket, closed tear on the spine, some edge wear and chipping, sunning to the spine, overall this looks quite nice especially with the jacket in a new hi-quality mylar protector, quite scarce, 291 pages, b&w photos, ---RORIMER was a loose basis for the James Granger character played by Matt Damon in the Goerge Clooney movie THE MONUMENTS MEN, ---contents include: Foreword; Normandy; Palace and Castle Company; Art Underground; Rosenberg Repositories; Berchtesgaden: The Goering ( Hermann ) Story; Restitution; Education Begins at Home --- APPENDIXES: International Law; Nazi Laws and Their Interpretation Einsatzstab Reichleiter Rosenberg ( ERR ); Summary of the Cultural Objects in the Kochendorf Salt Mine; Summary of the Cultural Objects in the heilbronn Salt Mine; List of MFA a A Personnel - Seventh Army , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good price Clipped. Illus. by Text Cover.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Alla våra Runstenar (runestones)

      1950 - Sveriges samlade runinskrifter på lösa stenar, fasta hällar och föremål, kyrkväggar och annat. Efter Runverket, Liljegrens Runurkunder och ATA: arkiv samlade och i sammandrag utgivna av Åke Ohlmarks. Till minnet av professor Sigurd Agrell, utharkteorins skapare. vol 1: Uppland I. 20, 225 pp., vol 2: Uppland II. 226-440 pp., vol 3: Södermanland, Västmanland, övr Svealand. 441-619 pp., vol 4: Västergötland, Bohuslän, Östergötland. 620-810 pp., vol 5: Gotland, Småland - Öland, Skåneland, Norrland. 811-1022 pp. Illustrated. Typewritten manuscript never published. Text in Swedish. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thulin&Ohlson AntiqBookseller Since 1918]
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        Paul Bunyan

      1950 - Original charcoal and crayon drawing, 16 x 23 inches. Gropper depicts the legendary Bunyan standing tall, with one powerful arm resting on a tree stump and another clutching an axe; from the series American Folk Heroes, which included Johnny Appleseed and John Henry; matted. Shipping Extra [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        AFFICHE : TO ACAPULCO VIA AMERICAN AIRLINES AND SABENA

      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 77x101cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        AFFICHE : TOPAZE FERNANDEL - PAGNOL

      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 120x160cm Imp. Monégasque - MONTE-CARLO Condition : entoilée B Affiche originale entoilée en bon état. Marges latérales très légèrement rognées.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        AFFICHE : COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQUE ANTILLES VENEZUELA

      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 60x100cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        AFFICHE : MESSAGERIES MARITIMES « PASTEUR »

      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 60x100cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        AFFICHE : SOCIETE ALGERIENNE DE NAVIGATION CHARLES SCHIAFFINO ALGER-PARIS

      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 60x100cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        Vogue Magazine (American), January 1950 - Original Erwin Blumenfeld "Doe Eye" Cover Featuring Jean Patchett

      New York: Conde Nast. Single Issue Magazine. 164 pages. The original "Doe Eye" issue. Unmarked with moderate wear. Minor loss at each end of back strip. A high-quality copy of this iconic masterpiece. . Very Good. 1950. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        The Simple Art of Murder

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1950. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some nicks and short splits repaired to the verso with tape. First book edition, first printing of the author's influential essay on detective fiction, which was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in December 1944, along with a selection of his short stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Town & The City

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1950. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Contents very slightly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased and nicked jacket. First edition, first printing. Review copy with the publisher's notice tipped-in on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE TOWN AND THE CITY

      Harcourt Brace And Company, New York 1950 - First edition of the author's first book published under the name John Kerouac. 8vo., 499pp. Cranberry red cloth, gilt-stamped upper cover & spine lettering, medium grey topstain. A near fine or better copy in a very bright correctly priced dust jacket with a bit of expert conservation at the spine crown. A conventional essentially autobiographical novel, influenced much by his admiration of the work of Thomas Wolfe, it would be seven years before Kerouac would publish in his own unique "spontaneous prose", his second novel, the ground-breaking "On The Road". An exceptional copy of this increasingly uncommon title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        ARTISTES LIBRES. PREMIÉRE SERIE DU BIBLIOTHEQUE DE COBRA.

      Ejnar Munksgaard, 1950. French edt. 15 booklets + colophone (4pp). All booklets with the original litographed paperboards. With slip case (bookbinder Ole Olsen?). An unusual fine, well-preserved copy with all booklets appearing unread. Slipcase in very fine condition. Scarcely seen with all 16 booklets in this excellent condition. Artists presented are Pierre Alechinsky, Else Alfelt, Karel Appel, Atlan, Ejler Bille, Constant, Corneille, Jaques Doucet, Sonja Ferlov, Stephen Gilbert, Svavar Gudnason, Henry Heerup, Egill Jacobsen, Asger Jorn & Carl-Henning Pedersen (& Erik Ortvad). The Magazine was published from 1949-51 with Dotremont as editior, and the Cobra-library "Artistes Libres/Frie Kunstnere", edited by Asger Jorn came in 15 small monographs in a french and danish edition in Copenhagen 1950. In the danish version a 16th booklet was published in 1979. The artist Erik Ortvad got engaged with the Cobra-artists though he never got a conspicuous part. Cobra dissolved in 1951, and the Ortvad publication wasn´t published until 1979. The publication is rather anonomys compared to the previous 15 booklets. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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